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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 11.31
ALXN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. ALXN: 11.31 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.49   Max: No Debt
Current: 11.31

Equity to Asset 0.81
ALXN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. ALXN: 0.81 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.81

0.04
0.95
Interest Coverage 128.41
ALXN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ALXN: 128.41 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.38   Max: 9999.99
Current: 128.41

14.38
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 29.77
M-Score: -2.29
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 36.52
ALXN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -65.07 vs. ALXN: 36.52 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10370.21   Max: 35.65
Current: 36.52

-10370.21
35.65
Net-margin (%) 20.85
ALXN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -70.66 vs. ALXN: 20.85 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10220.86   Max: 76.31
Current: 20.85

-10220.86
76.31
ROE (%) 13.90
ALXN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -21.70 vs. ALXN: 13.90 )
ALXN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -160.7   Max: 42.88
Current: 13.9

-160.7
42.88
ROA (%) 11.27
ALXN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -18.92 vs. ALXN: 11.27 )
ALXN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -43.83   Max: 37.53
Current: 11.27

-43.83
37.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 107.86
ALXN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -215.73 vs. ALXN: 107.86 )
ALXN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -955.65   Max: 155.9
Current: 107.86

-955.65
155.9
Revenue Growth (%) 38.70
ALXN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. ALXN: 38.70 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.5   Max: 498.1
Current: 38.7

-70.5
498.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 46.50
ALXN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -8.10 vs. ALXN: 46.50 )
ALXN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 72.8
Current: 46.5

-10.1
72.8
EPS Growth (%) 34.70
ALXN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.20 vs. ALXN: 34.70 )
ALXN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 77.3
Current: 34.7

-15.3
77.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ALXN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Eric Mindich 300,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 84,977 sh (+178.61%)
Steven Cohen 201,270 sh (+125.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Frank Sands 7,540,405 sh (-10.5%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,454,640 sh (-37.7%)
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Q4 2013

ALXN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Eric Mindich Sold Out
Frank Sands 7,370,601 sh (-2.25%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,877,008 sh (-16.72%)
Pioneer Investments 30,500 sh (-64.11%)
Steven Cohen 67,536 sh (-66.45%)
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Q1 2014

ALXN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 50,371 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,026 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,318 sh (New)
Ron Baron 10,218 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,725 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 31,453 sh (+3.12%)
Frank Sands 5,268,418 sh (-28.52%)
Steven Cohen 45,697 sh (-32.34%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,836,658 sh (-36.16%)
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Q2 2014

ALXN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 245,552 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,094 sh (+240.11%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,006,092 sh (+9.23%)
Pioneer Investments 31,934 sh (+1.53%)
Frank Sands 5,279,782 sh (+0.22%)
Steven Cohen 11,700 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ron Baron 10,145 sh (-0.71%)
Ray Dalio 26,332 sh (-47.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,326 sh (-76.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALXN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -47.72%0.03%$139.61 - $170.2 $ 157.750%26332
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 240.11%0.02%$139.61 - $170.2 $ 157.750%17094
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$139.61 - $170.2 $ 157.750%0
Frank Sands 2014-03-31 Reduce -28.52%0.74%$129.82 - $183.89 $ 157.750%5268418
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.06%$129.82 - $183.89 $ 157.750%50371
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$129.82 - $183.89 $ 157.750%10218
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$129.82 - $183.89 $ 157.750%1318
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$129.82 - $183.89 $ 157.750%5026
Frank Sands 2013-09-30 Reduce -10.5%0.27%$94.34 - $117.28 $ 157.7544%7540405
Frank Sands 2013-03-31 Add 4.23%0.11%$83.39 - $102.57 $ 157.7569%8420336
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$83.39 - $102.57 $ 157.7569%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.07%$87.97 - $118.15 $ 157.7560%12977
Frank Sands 2012-06-30 Add 6.43%0.27%$83.74 - $98.82 $ 157.7573%9739804
George Soros 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.07%$83.74 - $98.82 $ 157.7573%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 New Buy0.07%$70.29 - $94.31 $ 157.75108%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0882%$47.81 - $66.99 $ 157.75181%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.09%$44.61 - $52.195 $ 157.75229%13417
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $44.61 - $52.195 $ 157.75229%0
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The CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN), Leonard Bell, sold more than 100,000 shares of company stock Wednesday for nearly $17 million. At a price of $160.71 per share, the sale of 105,000 shares of company stock brought $16,874,551. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 79.10
ALXN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 79.10 )
ALXN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.92   Max: 1113.68
Current: 79.1

13.92
1113.68
P/B 10.83
ALXN's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. ALXN: 10.83 )
ALXN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 32.18
Current: 10.83

1.73
32.18
P/S 16.55
ALXN's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 20.67 vs. ALXN: 16.55 )
ALXN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 9.66   Max: 567.5
Current: 16.55

9.66
567.5
PFCF 90.14
ALXN's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 90.14 )
ALXN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 40   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 90.14

40
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 42.42
ALXN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 42.42 )
ALXN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 33   Max: 893.9
Current: 42.42

33
893.9
PEG 1.51
ALXN's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 1.51 )
ALXN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.51

0.68
2.63
Shiller P/E 121.94
ALXN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 121.94 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 98.32   Max: 655.33
Current: 121.94

98.32
655.33
Current Ratio 5.61
ALXN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. ALXN: 5.61 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 52.92
Current: 5.61

1.38
52.92
Quick Ratio 5.26
ALXN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. ALXN: 5.26 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 52.92
Current: 5.26

1.38
52.92

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 33.85
ALXN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
79% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 190.00 vs. ALXN: 33.85 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 205.55
Current: 33.85

1.37
205.55
Price/Net Current Asset Value 23.54
ALXN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 79.32 vs. ALXN: 23.54 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 470.75
Current: 23.54

1.37
470.75
Price/Tangible Book 15.39
ALXN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. ALXN: 15.39 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 82.09
Current: 15.39

1.15
82.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.66
ALXN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 5.66 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.42   Max: 142.19
Current: 5.66

4.42
142.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
ALXN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ALXN: 0.92 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 45.9
Current: 0.92

0.35
45.9
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.17
ALXN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 3.17 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 4.22
Current: 3.17

0.56
4.22
Price/Graham Number 7.30
ALXN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALXN: 7.30 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 22.85
Current: 7.3

2.04
22.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
ALXN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ALXN: 2.40 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3
Current: 2.4

0.1
3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 53.60
ALXN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.00 vs. ALXN: 53.60 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 75.3
Current: 53.6

-7.1
75.3

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
Compare:NVO, AMGN, GILD, BIIB, CELG » details
Traded in other countries:AXP.Germany
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Delaware based company incorporated in 1992 is a biopharmaceutical company serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. The Company also evaluating other potential indications for Soliris in other diseases in which chronic uncontrolled complement activation is the underlying mechanism. Soliris is designed to inhibit a specific aspect of the complement component of the immune system and thereby treat inflammation associated with chronic disorders in the therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, transplant rejection, neurology and ophthalmology. Soliris is a humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks terminal complement activity at the doses currently prescribed. Soliris was approved for the treatment of PNH by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission (EC) in 2007 and by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in 2010, and has been approved in several other territories. The Company competes with large pharmaceutical companies that produce and market synthetic compounds and with specialized biotechnology firms in the United States, Europe and elsewhere, as well as a growing number of large pharmaceutical companies that are applying biotechnology to their operations.

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